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in the president's health care law. and the costs that are associated with it. among them, texas. where six million residents don't have health insurance. anna werner takes us there. >> more than half the patients at the health clinic in dallas are uninsured. nearly a third are on medicaid. the federally sponsored insurance program for the poor. dr. seuss and briner runs the clinic. who are these people that you're seeing? >> the people without health insurance in texas are the people who work at low-paying jobs, the people you would expect, you know, the people who work by the hour, who work in restaurants, who work in yards, who work in day cares. >> reporter: two million more low-income texans would be covered by med kaid expansion prescribed by the affordable care act but texas is refusing to participate. joining wisconsin, florida, and louisiana. texas would be eligible for $164 billion in federal aid to pay for the expansion through 2020. but lieutenant governor david dewhearst says texas' share of $27 billion would be a heavy burden. >> quite frankly, the med kaid system is broken and by sim
today in a challenge to texas' voter i.d. law. the law would require texans to show government-issued photo identification in order to vote. the u.s. justice department says this would keep thousands from voting and violates the voting rights act. more now from anna werner. >> reporter: college students demarieno hill and dominique monday are registering voters in houston's third ward, a place where many minorities aren't signed up to vote. >> thank you. >> okay, then. >> reporter: they don't like the new law. >> we already have an uphill struggle to encourage people to register so now when we tell them they have to jump through these hoops it's more of a struggle. >> reporter: the law requires texas' 13 million voters to present a photo i.d. at the polls and not just any photo i.d., only a driver's license, passport, military i.d., gun permit, or a state-issued identification card will be accepted. attorney general greg abbot says it's to combat election fraud. >> in this last election in may there were more than 200 votes cast for corpses and when you have dead people casting
to come. in san antonio, texas, karen brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> staff sergeant jesse childress was also laid to rest saturday at a private service in colorado. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora. for the very latest on the suspect, the victims and the investigation, you can log onto wjz.com. >>> meanwhile, back here in maryland, nine people are recovering tonight after the boat they were on sank. it happened just east of ocean city. the coast guard got the call this morning that the boat was taking on water. it sank about a half hour after the call came in. everyone on board was rescued and pulled from the water. >>> a howard county police officer is recovering after the car jumped a curb and hit his cruiser. happened in north laurel at washington boulevard and davis avenue, just after 1:00 saturday morning. officials say this woman here, yolanda merchison drove her car over the median. she is charged with driving while intoxicated. >>> they found an adult male with trauma to his upper body here in the 300 block of south charles street. the man died of
andrews has more. >> the report says last year's record drought in texas was made roughly 20 times more likely because of man made climate change. specifically meaning warming that comes from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. the study requested by noaa, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration looked at 50 years of weather data in texas and concluded that man made warming had to be a factor in the drought. the head of the climate office is tom carl. >> what we're seeing in texas and other phenomena and other parts of the world where we can't explain these events by natural variability alone. they're just too rare, too uncommon. >> aside from the texas drought, noaa called the entire year of 2011 the year of extreme weather events. >> on the ground. >> starting in joplin, missouri. all told, there were seven tornado outbreaks in america last year that caused a billion dollars or more in damages. there were increased hurricanes in the north atlantic. unprecedented flooding in australia and widespread drought in east africa. and all of that was caused by la nina. typically
towards the carolinas. and making a sweep toward texas. and another front is trying to push in from the southwest. that would likely bring us the chance of showers tomorrow, late tomorrow night, and through the weekend. take a look at our temperatures however. 85 degrees right now. 77 out toward oakland. the dew point is pretty low at 57. so that 85 right now, feels more like, well, 84 degrees. just one degree lower than the actual temperature. then you see, the temperatures are now starting to change going into this 4:00 hour. we expect to see the temperatures climb here over the next few days the and we could be back in the three- digit range coming next week. we'll talk about it coming up in your complete first warning forecast. >>> check in on our roads. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. traffic not so nice out there. travel on the north side inner loop. heavy traffic from dulaney valley road to loch raven boulevard. also significant delays from 95 to security boulevard. traffic moving at only about 30 miles per hour. also some
that will be costing more. she's down on the ranch in texas tonight. >> reporter: jim selman's family has owned this 3,000 acre ranch near gonzales, texas, since 1861. the fields are green, but this is not grass. last year's drought killed it all. so the cattle won't touch this stuff even though it's green. >> even though it's green, it's not palatable to them. >> reporter: faced with shipping in expensive feed, selman sold off his entire herd-- 600 head of cattle. >> and now i have one cow and five calves that i could get out of the brush and i will get them sooner or later. >> reporter: in the last two years, texas ranchers have reduced their herds by 15%. the department of agriculture says the number of cat until the u.s. is at its lowest level in 60 years. that's propped up prices. the average price for a pound of ground beef is $3 a pound. that's a penny short of its record high. as this drought widens, as feed prices spike, beef producers can lose as much as $200 per animal, so more livestock producers are sending cattle to slaughter. the glut of meat will push beef prices down in the fall, but
that would prevent romney from being president. while campaigning in texas, the president touted a $1 billion plan for math and science teachers. the goal, to reward academic achievement and teachers with salary stipends, terrell? >>> tara mergener, thank you so much. >>> the united nations security council is scheduled to vote on a new plan to end the violence in syria. but russia, which holds veto power, opposes part of the plan which could lead to the use of military force. >>> rebel forces are holding their ground in the capital damascus in tense and sustained fighting is reported. the mandate of u.n. observer force in syria expires friday. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has a new title. marshal. kim has ruled now for seven months. this cements his position as overall commander of the military. he already has the title of supreme commander of the korean's people's army. on monday, the chief of north korea's army was dismissed. >>> back in this country, the fda approved a second weight loss drug yesterday. the drug was approved for overweight patients who have one weight-related condi
and when it might stop and we start with anna werner in texas with the dramatic pictures of how the country is suffering. >> reporter: times are hard on easy street. that's the name of this marine in in jonestown, texas. the falling water level has forced the owner to temporarily move his marina out to deeper water three times in six years. >> there's only so much you can take as a small business person when this is... this keeps happening over and over and over again. >> reporter: lake travis is not just for recreation, it's part of a network of reservoirs that supplies water to one million people in central texas. now it's more than half empty. nearly 30 feet below normal july levels. what are the consequences for you here as a marino that owner? >> huge financial consequences. everything you can imagine fwrrx loss of customers, loss of confidence in the management of the water in lake travis, it affects not just us but affects property owners. >> reporter: this summer, 80% of the u.s. is abnormally dry. grazing pastures are barren and brown across the nation's mid-section. the national w
thunderstorms will range across much of the southeast while texas and the southern plains will have triple digit highs. the northeast and the west coast will be sunny. >>> in sports this morning, you could say that lin-sanity is back. jeremy lin, an overnight sensation is reported to have agreed to a four-year, $19.5 million contract offer from the houston rockets. this could get complicated. the free agent point guard can sign the offer sheet with houston next wednesday after which the knicks have three days to match it. if they do, lin has to stay in new york. >>> serena williams heading to the women's finals at wimbledon. for the seventh time. the four-time champion made short work of her competitor. she overpowered the number two seed with 24 -- 24 aces. to win it 6-3, 6-6. on saturday, she will face poland for the championship. >>> to baseball. orioles at the angels. baltimore took a lead on the second inning on back-to-back homers by reynolds and flaherty. two innings later,' three run shot made it 7-3 orioles. they took the lead when morales smacked a single to left. the final angels 9, o
conditions are being blamed for a pile newspaper texas. two people were killed during the chain reaction crash. investigators say a dust storm reduced visibility on the road shortly before the accident. two drivers are still in the hospital. >>> elsewhere in texas, three people are recovering after a gun goes off inside a walmart store. police say a shopper was reaching for his wallet when he knocked a loaded gun from his holster. the weapon hit the ground and went off striking one sooper in the leg. two others were injured by flying debris. police say the man has a license to carry a concealed weapon. >>> an amaze showing on the water becomes dangerous for boaters watching a crumbling glacier. watch is a the crashes sending a wall of ice into the water. the ice sends a mini tsunami directly to the boat. the vessel was hit but sped away before major damage was done. >>> still ahead on wjz eyewitness news this noon, is it almost time to trade in your sunglasses for an umbrella? meteorologist bern that death woods is updating the first warning forecast. ,, i'm only in my 60's... i've got a
of activity for us across the south tonight. moving away from us. the heat still over texas. to the west, kind of a diffuse frontal system with scattered storms. you see it from new york state. through western maryland, west virginia. this may make it over the mountains tonight. so if you can get a shower in the last few hours, late tonight, there may still be a risk of thunderstorm activity. and you see lightning overnight. but by thursday, that higher pressure begins to move in. things begin to dry out. but behind it, slight warming back into the low 90s, which will be above average. south winds, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, once again around 82 degrees. tonight, scattered storms still possible. otherwise, patchy fog. well, it did rain, 70. tomorrow, back up to 89. sunday, above average, with again, a mixture of clouds and sun. some areas getting showers. and thunderstorm activity. some areas will stay dry for the next few days. >> okay. thank you, bob. >>> still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. after years of delay, an illinois police officer goes on trial for the murder. his fourth wife
. >> reporter: here in the texas panhandle, flip bingham is turning dust into gold. >> the drought sucked the life out of most crops, but the bingham family farm is a bright shot. >> how good is your crop this year? >> fantastic. we have the quality and quantity. >> reporter: bingham is growing grapes they can cool rate drought in fact -- tolerate drought in fact heat makes them sweeter they are so profitable he uses most of his water for the vineyard leaving the cotton crop to survive on rain. >> so you can make 10 times more off of these grapes than your cotton with the same amount of water. >> correct. >> reporter: in fact farmers doubt they will make any profit on cotton this year. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: at this farm the plants are small and flowers on top a bad sign. >> they wave the white flag of surrender they are done and it is finished. >> reporter: analysts say texas farmers will likely abandon a third of the cotton crop because of drought damage for most grapes are not an option, starting up costs $10,000 per achier and take 5 years to become productive. >> p
eastward from the eastern dakotas across the lower great lakes to the ohio valley and from southwest texas to eastern california and north to wyoming. heavy monsoon rains could produce flash floods in southern arizona and new mexico. >>> in sports, serena williams two wins away from victory at wimbledon. quarterfinal action yesterday, williams made short work of her defeat. williams overpowered the czech champ with 13 aces to win in two sets. 6-3, 7-5. thursday, she faces australian open winner. >>> to baseball, baltimore at seattle, orioles left-hander had a four-run lead going into the seventh inning when there was a solo home run. baltimore's bullpen stumbled and the mariners tied it up. in the top of the ninth, a homer put the orioles back on top. they hold on for a 5-4 victory. milwaukee, second inning, the brewers maldonado slaps one to the mound. sanchez snags it behind his back for a 1-4-3 double play. all offense from there. reyes hit a solo homer to give the marlins a 12-11 lead. but ramirez answered with a two-run shot off miami closer keith bell. brewers get a walk-off win 13-1
where joshua was hiding. john blackstone, cbs news, aurora, colorado. >>> texas authorities are investigating a pickup truck crash that left 11 dead and 12 injured. the truck, a ford f-250 went off the road 100 miles southeast of san antonio and hit two trees. police say 23 people were crowded into the truck's cabin bed, including some children. it's unclear what caused the crash. >>> it's judgment day for penn state. today the ncaa will levy sanctions against the school in the wake of the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. cbs has learned that the sanctions are expected to be severe and unprecedented. ines ferre has the report. >> the 7 foot tall, 900-pound bronze statue of joe pat patd that once stood outside the stadium is gone. it was jackhammered from its foundation and hauled into storage on the eve of the university's judgment day. cbs news has learned penn state's football program will be spared the so-called death penalty, meaning it will not be suspended for a year or more. but a top ncaa officials said the penalties will include probation, loss of football scholars
people in texas. vic is in the news room with the latest. >> reporter: the crash happened in rural south texas. police say a pick up truck carrying illegal immigrants were pack intoed the truck. the -- were packed into the troubling. investigators are trying to determine the cause of the wreck. >> thank you. in pral nine mexican immigrants died in a crash. >> -- >>> some information on the fire aboard a u.s. submarine that cost $400 million in damage. a civilian employee set the fire because he was allegedly suffering from anxiety and wanted to get off work early. 24-year-old casey furry faces up to loif in prison for setting -- life in prison for setting the arson on the uss mie almy. >>> -- mie almy. >>> police -- the uss miami. >>> police believe the two missing girls in iowa were not abducted. >> investigators searching for two missing iowa cousins wants to interview a person paddle boating on the lake who was there 10 somedays ago. >> robin around articled -- or nod has her personal message. sdmrsz we're all waiting -- >> we're all waits for you every -- waiting for you every day. >
has its own unique style, texas you really got four different styles, you have east texas styles, sort of central texas, the bar ba co a tradition that is out of mexico and west texas tobacco cowboy style and make a case for kansas city has a very distinctive barbecue style as does kentucky which serves mutton and you can make a case that california has its own style as well. >> geez, we have almost as many barbecue styles as area codes. >> just about, we are getting there. >> and then there is the matter of sauce. >> we never saw, red sauce in texas and kansas city. >> mahogany color. >> there is only one place you will find white barbecue sauce, that is in northern alabama. the sauce was invented in 1925 at big bob gibson's barbecue. >> ken hass is the restaurant's manager. >> it is a mayonnaise based sauce with vinegar, black pepper, and a bunch of secrets i am not allowed to tell you. >> but according to moss, all those different styles and sauces date only to the turn of the 20th century. when barbecue moved from the pit to the restaurant. >> the very first mcdonald's served barbe
of a bus crash in texas. and the fallouts of the driver. >>> mysterious death. the body of a billionaire found in her london home. what happened to her husband. >> symbolic vote. republicans once again seeking to repeal the president's healthcare plan. why it's being done now. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with denise and vic after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 4:30. 89 degrees and partly sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> breaking news. republicans make good on a pledge to repeal another vote on the healthcare overhaul. the house just voted to repeal the law, but the senate will not follow suit. >> on this vote, the yeas are 244, the nays are 185, the bill is passed. >> reporter: this is the 33rd time, the republican-controlled house has voted to scrap all or part of president obama's healthcare reform law. >> this is a law, madam speaker, that the american people did not want when it was passed. and it remains a law that the american people do not want now. >> reporter: republic
're seeing are showers riding from texas and down toward the gulf. and right on into the delmarva. and what we're going to see are little ripeps along that. and clouds cast in our direction, as a result of that system being very close. that is the reason we can't rule out a shower or so, mum like we had out towards westminster and hagerstown. but out past westminster and hagerstown right now. what we'll have is high pressure in control, keeping us in the dry zone now. as that high continues to move off to the east, warm air moves in. temperatures, dew points and humidity levels all start to gun for the weekend. and temperatures get closer to 90 degrees. but not in the 100s. 8:44, our sunset time today, with a southeast wind on the bay. and 5 to 10 knots is your wind speed on the ocean. patchy clouds with spotty showers around tonight. down to around 67 degrees. 97 tomorrow. very warm with clouds and sun. five-day forecast is coming up in just a short time. >> all right, tim. thank you the. >>> still ahead at 5:00. rare find. how these baseball cards could set a record. and why baltimore is
last year's drought in texas, and man-made climate change. a new study found that man-made heat made the texas drought roughly 20 times more likely. >> there definitely is a connection between greenhouse gases and extreme weather. we're seeing very strong evidence to suggest that not all, but many of the extremes that we're seeing around the planet are being enhanced by greenhouse gases. >> and every day in this record setting heat takes more of jeff fischer's crop and his livelihood away. >> it's stressful. it's stressful on myself and my family my father and i. this is a family farm. and we've watched it go down and down and down. >> reporter: noaa scientists meanwhile, are not saying that climate change causes any one specific drought like the one in illinois. they are saying the science is good enough now, they can lay odds on the connection. lee and erica? >> wyatt andrews, thank you. >>> security for this month's london olympics is a massive operation as you can imagine. on tuesday some residents who found themselves on the frontlines of olympic security
. >>> the president campaigns in texas today, mitt romney in pennsylvania. they've been exchanging sharp criticism over jobs. tara mergener is in washington with more this morning. tara, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, terrell. that's right, no question, both of the candidates are very much on the attack now. mitt romney on the president's record in the white house and the president not giving up on romney's tenure at a private equity firm. president barack obama was feeling the love while watching the u.s. olympic men's basketball team monday night. he wasn't as friendly to mitt romney. during a campaign event in ohio monday, the president pushed a new study which says romney's tax plans would be bad for america. >> governor romney's economic plan would, in fact, create 800,000 jobs. there's only one problem, the jobs wouldn't be in america. >> reporter: this latest attack is a new spin on an old theme, that romney shipped jobs overseas while still the head of bain capital. romney has been trying to beat back the bain attack. >> what does this say about a president whose record is so
very much, dean. texas has also been in a drought. but now there is too much water in some places. one woman abandoned her car in waste deep water on a flooded interstate in san antonio. flood watches and warnings are up again tonight across southeast texas. what may have set off a deadly avalanche in france. david martin suits up to find out what's causing f-22 pilots to get sick in flight. and the fish are biting in south carolina when the "cbs evening news" continues.ur nt by what's getting done. the twenty billion dollars bp committed has helped fund economic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the progress continues... but that doesn't mean our job is done. we're still committed to seeing this through. do you often experience the feeling of a dry mouth? it can be the side effect of many medications. dry mouth can be frustrating... and
. >> a truck carrying people over turns in texas. >> it's a humid around and the gun is finally out. stick around for bob's updated first warning weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] before allegra, allergies kept emma from enjoying the fun. after allegra, she's back catching fireflies. effective, long-lasting, non-drowsy relief. after children's allegra, kids have it all. >>> shattered glass are all that's left after a pipeline ruptured in texas. it sent flames 100 feet in the air. residents are just now returning to their homes after being evacuated. lightening struck a control valve causing it to ignite. >>> cis says 24-year-old casey james is caused with two counts of arson aboard the uss miami. estimates put the damage at $400 million. no motive has been released. >>> investigators are working to identify the suicide bomber responsible for a deadly bus explosion. andrea is in the news room with the latest. >> reporter: investigators are analyzing video from the bus station. from that experts put a skrech together of the -- skach -- sketch together of the person
in texas and it was so hot just like it is now, the ballpark was the coolest place in town. so we went to see the dodgers farm club team, the fort worth caps and went every night just to stay cool. and so that, you know, once you get the bug, you have got it. harold this is a great year for baseball. we have had some great surprises among the teams, and we have had some great young ball players. i mean, which are the lifeblood of this sport that we all hike. who do you like among these kids this year that we are just learning about? >> well, it really has been a great year i think the number two guy that stand out are mike trout from the angels and obviously bryce harper in your hometown in washington, these two have taken the season by storm, trout 20 years old, harper 19, and i always tell bryce harper when i see him you there justin bieber of baseball, we learned about him on the internet, home run derbies and he has lived up to the hype so that is just a crack in the surface of how many young players we have that have just been unbelievable, this all-star game we have got 30 player
. there are now 26,000 utility workers trying to get the power become on, some from canada and texas. >> hundreds of thousands of people are still without power after the fierce fast moving storm to through maryland friday night. >> it's just one of those things. it's inconvenient. there are people in worst shape. >> it's mother nature doing what she does. you have to grin and bear it and make the best of it. >> bge has restored more than 400,000 customers. >> this is going to extend into this coming weekend. beyond that, we're being very careful not to set any false expectations. >> this storm had all of time packet of a hurricane without the warning time that a hurricane would typically give to us. >> gusts of winds hit more than 70 miles an hour, sending trees slamming into cars and homes. >> i look at what could have happened. i could have been in the car. >> it came in through the roof are. there was water coming in -- through the roof. there was water coming in. >> right now power crews are are coming in from out of state to help local workers who have been on the clock all weekend. there'
. it goings back to texas, and moisture is riding along that front as it moves offshore. that's the reason we have the clouds that we have now, and just an occasional shower or two. as the high continues to push off, twharym, more humid air will stay with it. we won't have a washout of any of your days heading into the weekend. we could have a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. typical garden variety stuff. the way it all plays is out is sun vise tomorrow at 5:41. there's at southeast wind staying with us, it will be seasonally mild, patchy clouds, for thunderstorm, 90 degrees, and very warm with clouds and suns. for the next five days, 90 on friday, 90 on sunday, and overnight los down around 70. >> thank you, tim. >>> coming up,-star festivities are over. >> now adam jones and the orioles look ahead to the rest of the season. mark has more in s,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new santa fe steak melts. get extra grande flavor with the santa fe steak & bacon melt or add egg for a santa fe steak, bacon & egg melt, perfect for breakfast or any time of day. sub
, a surprise for people in north texas. some residents spending time along the roadside hunting for bugs. some are catching grasshoppers and others since early june had cornered locus by the armed hole. some speculate they are using the bugs for food. some places think that's a delicacy. >> coming up on
who give birth to heavy babies are twice as likely to develop breast cancer. researchers in texas found women who delivered babies over 8 pounds had higher er hormone levels which can increase the risk of breast cancer. >>> you'll want to be sure to check back in today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 where we will be following big stories for you. wjz will bring you live first warning weather coverage of today's heat advisory. the water main break downtown continues to have problems. the latest on the repairs being made there. joins for these stories and all today's breaking news today at 4:00 right after dr. phil. >>> stay with us, your five day forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back. the heat is on today. do take precautions today. it's not a day you want to mess around with. we have relief coming from the heat at the price of some severe weather. let's take a look into the future with the better news. for more on that there's tim williams. >> reporter: looking into the future. we are are definitely looking at temperatures changing. today will be the more drastic of the days. it c
rain is likely in florida, north carolina and west texas. brief downpours could produce flash flooding in parts of the desert southwest. near triple digit heat in the midwest and plains. >>> in sports, the reds are on a roll. scott roland is one of the reasons why. cincinnati fans arrived looking for a sweep of the cardinals. in the eighth they got what they came for. the game at two, two out. the reds held on for a 4-2 win. a three-game sweep of st. louis. their sixth straight victory. first inning at yankee stadium. a bat went flying into the stands and lookie who comes up with it. spike lee. he pops up places, doesn't he? >> of course, he shows off his swing for the crowd. he got to keep that bat. before that, though, top of the first, angels slugger albert pujols hit a solo home run to put l.a. up by two. minutes later, alex rodriguez tying the score for the yankees with a two-run shot of his own. bottom of the night, the angels up 10-8. a-rod up to bat with the bases loaded. he popped up missing his chance to win the game and to top the great lou gehrig for most grand slams in maj
that busy road. pretty scary situation in texas when a deck comes crashing down during a birthday party. victims say they thought their life was over. the entire deck crashed from the second story of the home. one witness said he was on the deck for 15 minutes then he started wood cracking and the deck started to sinking. >> you could see people were inside the pool holding it. >> there were people being carted off with broken -p bones and gashes. everybody is pretty shaken up. >> when it fell about 10 people were standing on it. >>> looks like bruce springsteen might have to rethink his nickname. bruce and his band were playing twisted shout when suddenly the audio went out. authorities say they cut the fire because the show ran over curfew. all right we're not hearing that around here. we're hearing pretty big thunder boomers out there. especially out on the beach. some people tell me they had to run off the beach for cover out here not long ago. >> we lad a couple of severe thunderstorms warnings -- we did have a a couple of severe thunderstorms warnings. we will show you immediately
in his home in texas yesterday. >>> it's always nice to get a kofrmlyment. michelle bachmann just got a big one. she's been named one of the 50 most beautiful people on the hill. the former presidential candidate came in at number 10 on the annual list. the top spot went to 25-year-old max angling, a staff assistant. >> we certainly do not know or would not recognize, right? >> yeah, that would be a very interesting thing to check out. >>> still ahead on wjz eyewitness's news at noon. it's a fantastic summer day outside. your complete first warning weather forecast is now just 2 minutes away. >> but first here's a look at today's midday stocks and last night's winning lottery numbers. the first time i saw fios, it was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios, it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. [ male announcer ] don't settle for the same old cable technology. now you can move up to verizon fios with no annual contract required for just $99.99 a month for a year, you'll get a fios triple play and our w
by his backers. texas hasn't gone for a democrat in more than 35 years. >>> british authorities are getting help from the world's largest international police organization to guard against a terror attack on london's olympic games. interpol officials say 33 million passports are currently in their lost or stolen database. authorities are now working to make sure they haven't fallen into the hands of terrorists. >>> and speaking of the olympics, in just a week, a young baltimore county woman will arrive in london to pursue her own olympic ambitions. she can run, shoot, fence, swim and ride and she's one of the best in the world. wjz's denise coat shows us what drives the athlete to go for the gold. >>reporter: for suzanne, it's not good enough to be good at one sport, swimming, she has to excel at five. maryland makes its mark on the olympics, everyone remembers michael phelps, kimy misner, dominic dawes, suzanne stantineas. she's the best but probably in a sport you've never heard of. it's part riding, part running, part shooting, part swimming and part fencing. the ingredient
they should reconsider that vote. >> mitt romney took the stage at the naacp annual meeting in houston, texas with a message for black voters. >> if you want a president that will make things better in the african american community you're looking at him. >> about 90% of black voters are expected to support president obama in november. romney says that support has not led to results. he points out that while the u.s. unemployment rate is just over 8%, among blacks it's much higher 14.4%. >> the unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income, media family wealth are all worse in the black community >> romney believes staying focused on the economy can help him win in november. polls show the race is thiethening. thiethening -- tightening. >> a new survey shows romney only 3 points behind. president obama has been working to lock in his support in the battleground states. >> the stakes in this election could not be bigger. . >> he traveled to i -- iowa on tuesday trying to reignite the enthusiasm that led him to victory 4 years ago. >> i'm betting you are going to be as fired u
they recovered 6789. >>> a texas man has been reunited with a stolen car after 40 years. robert russell found his 1967 austin heely on ebay. he still had the title certificate and paid around 3000 bucks for the car and now it's worth $23,000. >>> some new concerns over the chesapeake bay crab population. they're worried that regulations are causing a sperm shortage in the males. tonight tim williams looks at the new numbers and what they mean for your next crab. >> reporter: in the digging world of crabs. >> male and female sex ratio has actually increased, that is, there are fewer females than males. >> results of the latest independent survey show the number of female crabs has increased for the second straight year while juvenile crabs have increased. >> the ultimate goal is to have more adult crabs that are back into the fishery. >> reporter: the new findings are a complete turn around. in january there were three females to every male. now we're closer to the ideal number of eight females to every male. >>> if there's not a male that's fully charged, ready to go at that point, it doesn't hap
to texas with triple digit highs. the inland pacific northwest will see scattered storms. in sports this morning, he's officially the luck of indianapolis. quarterback andrew luck, the nfl's number one overall draft pick signed a four-year $22 million deal to play for the colts. luck will need a lot more of that in order to fill the shoes of peyton manning, who moved on to denver. but it could happen. stanford last season, luck threw for a school record 35 touchdowns. to baseball now, yankees at the as. oakland left fielder got things rolling with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and the third. seth smith drove in two more putting the as up 4-0. a yankees rally led by nick swisher fell just short. the as held on to win this one, 4-3. >>> in boston, bottom of the ninth, red sox outfield, lofted a homer. after trailing chicago the whole game, ross and his teammates celebrated a walk-off 3-1 victory over the white sox. >>> in washington, mets third baseman david wright in a two-run homer in the top of the first and then how about tack on a three-run shot in the fourth giving
: there have now been services for 7 of the victims, and there are still more to come. in san antonio texas, karen brown, wjz news. >> and staff sergeant jeff c. childress was also laid to rest in colorado. for the latest, log onto wjz.com. >>> we have some severe thunderstorms threatening beyond tonight. let's go to bernadette woods. they've been lingering for a couple of hours, haven't they, bern? they have, putting down a lot of rain in a couple of counties. that first batch is making its way to the beaches where they are definitely getting some thunderstorms righteous now. no more warnings in effect for those. what we're watching is this next round of thunderstorms starting to develop. we don't have any warnings with those at this current full-time the tomorrow to the northwest of westminster is moving in your direction. switching over to show you quickly, this is how it's progressing through the night. an toirchg two inches of rain underneath some of these, especially in part of the eastern shore and came bridge. >> remember, wjz13 is always on for instant updays of the noarks and live
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texas to start to move into our area. we are already seeing some clouds here moving on in. that rain will stand a better chance of moving into our area, and each afternoon straight on through monday or so. and the heat and humid start to build right orphan through the week. this is not a washout of your plans for weekend, but know your chance for afternoon showers will be there. the temperatures will go up along with the dew points. south winds on the bay at 5 to 10 knots. 70 degrees tonight. tomorrow, going town 90 with partly sunny die skye. we look for 90 on saturday, 92 on sunday and monday, 94 on tuesday with overnight lows around 70. denise and vick? >> thank you, tim. >>> coming up, it's back work for the oriole. >> buck showalter ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,, oreo and dunkin' are the perfect match for the perfect moment. enjoy the new oreo coolatta and donut today. america runs on dunkin'. >>> here we go, chapter 2. marcus here with our sports report. >> all-star break officially over. the orioles reconvene with a team workout at camden yards. buck showalter says all of the players m
is the governor of texas and he said yesterday, no matter who you are or what office you're running for, you should be as transparent as you can be. do you disagree with governor perry? >> well norah, i heard the clip you played just before i came on. his words were within reason. i think releasing a few years or two years plus the one coming up is reasonable given the past practice. >> i mean there is this. that is the governor who can is simply answer all the critics of those who say he has something to hide. then move on to the economy. the issue he wants to talk about. >> well charlie, look the fact is when you have the tax returns that are released a lot of information comes out understandable, but there's no credible claim that mitt romney's done anything wrong. >> why not let him prove that and show that he like other candidates, is prepared to show you exactly the kind of tax rate he had been paying and why. and that in fact he's proud of the success that he has had as an earner as a business executive and as someone who has achieved american success. >> well i don't t
the upper great lakes to the carolina. the heat will be on again from kansas to north texas. and in the lower mississippi valley, highs will be in the high 90s and 100s. in sports this morning, a sunday thrill in the olympics and a solid showing for team usa in basketball. lebron james had 8 assists in a 98-71 victory over france. in swimming, dana vollmer set a new world record while taking the gold in the women's 100 meter butterfly. but the french win the gold as the americans settle for silver. that 1silver is the 17th medal f michael phelps' career. so after the second full day of competition, here is the medal count. china leading the way with 12 total, italy, south korea and france round out the top five. >>> one member of team usa deserves special mention. kim rhode won the medal in skeet shooting and set a record dating back to 1996 when she was still a teenager. medal record back in >> shooter kim rhode wore a smile and her new gold medal after accomplishing what no american ever has. she's the first to win medals at five consecutive olympic games in a non-team spo
. what a swing. >> talk about extremes with bernadette. >>> an air force instructor in texas is sent to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. a military jury at auckland aforce base found lewis walker guilty on several charges incleugd rape. he's one of 12 instructors accuse of sexual miswith female trainees. six o have been officially charged. >>> police are investigating a shooting here in baltimore tonight. officers found a 21-year-old man bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. that victim was rushed to the hospital, and tonight he is said to be in stable condition. police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to go ahead and call detectives. >>> police are hoping for help in the case of a missing vulnerable adult. look at this picture of natoya williams hobb. she is mentally challenged. they need help trying to find this woman. anyone with information is asked to call the missing persons unit. >>> it is one of the night's fastest-growing airports. and now vwithurgood marshall has bhun to expand. it's one improvement that will make vwi a favorite for passeng
the basises. the first inning got national league rolling toward an 8-0 victory. texas manager ron washington won two straight world series. and now, two straight all-star games. >> because we're competitors. and we want to win. but i think you gotta tip your hat to the national league again. they came out, they swung the bats. started bringing those arms in. and they got the job done. you got justin verlander out there, you don't expect they're going to come out and get five runs on him like that. but it happened. that's why you can't predict baseball. it's got to be played. you never know what is going to happen. >> and wieters and jones were not able to help the lineup. jim johnson did pitch one perfect inning of relief. this is wieters making the final out of the game. friday, the detroit tigers visit camden yards to start a weekend series. >>> in football, it's countdown to training camp. and the clock is ticking on a deadline for some contract. the ravens kick off camp in two weeks. and running back ray rice has until monday afternoon, to negotiate a new long-term contract. if there is
of the victims and there are still more to come. in san antonio, texas, wjznews. >> staff sergeant jesse childress was laid to rest in colorado. stay tuned for the complete tragedy in aurora, log on to wjz.com for more. >>> an investigation is underway after a boat sinks in ocean city. it happened 46 miles offshore. the coast guard said nine people were sent into the water and the boat sank a half hour after the call came in. everyone on board was rescued and is expected to be okay. >> police in south bam more are investigating a suspicious death. a man with trauma to his upper body was found on south charles street. >>> detectives say it is not clear if he was shot and we are awaiting an autopsy report. >>> turning to the olympics and all the excitement in london. michael phelps will get another chance to win a medal. we have the report from london. >> reporter: superstar ryan lochte made a big splash so far. he blew michael phelps out of the water. >> we were hoping ryan would win. he is the underdog. >> reporter: lochte said he was still in shock when he touched the wall. phelps could
and former police officer drew peterson. >> texas inferno what cause third-degree fiery explosion. >> bob turk in your ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the new santa fe steak melts. get extra grande flavor with the santa fe steak & bacon melt. juicy steak, crispy bacon, and melted cheese with creamy santa fe caesar. or try adding egg for a santa fe steak, bacon & egg melt -- a favorito for breakfast but muy bueno any time of day. get to your local subway and claim your steak today -- with new santa fe steak melts. subway. eat fresh. >>> jury selection begins in the case of a former police officer. the case was ruled an accident but was reopened after peterson became the suspect in the disappearance of his third wife, stacy peterson. police believe she is dead but have not yet found her body. >>> people are being evacuated after an evacuation in port arthur texas. investigators say lightning struck an ethaline control valve causing it to ignite. >>> sally ride the first american woman in space has died today at the age of 61. her story tonight on the cbs evening
to be in the parade here. i had to drive, i don't know, 15 to 1800-miles to get here from texas. i had a fender bender a couple of day us ago, but live is live, i keep going. >> in the art car. >> yeah. >> from texas, how many like, did you drive that vehicle up or haul it? >> no. i drove it. >> how many trucks gave you the school honk the? >> people point. what i don't like is when they almost run me off of the road and knocking me and taking pictures and blocking me. that's the bad part. everyone is your friend. whether you want them to be or not. >> all right. joe hayden, thank you very much. >> all right. enjoy your stay in baltimore, bud. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> all right. joe hayden down at art scape. $27million the event brings into the city. 350,000 people every year. >> if the weather would cooperate this afternoon and tomorrow no weather issue at all. normally it is 190 degrees the weekend of art scare. it is 190 or showers. >>> still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back. headquarters of under aimer. we will protect this house known as bal
conditions are threatening much of the midwest. >>> and some of the drought crisis is over in texas, but despite heavy rain, the northern panhandle is still parch. parched. the state system is drying up. karen brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: each in the middle of a corn field. the farmer is never without his blackberry. >> how has that changed your life? >> well, ultimately, what we will be able to do is consult everything with our telephones. >> reporter: in the blistering heat of the drought, he and his neighbors are going high-tech to conserve water. because the massive aquifer that irrigates their field has seen an historic drop in two years of drought. in some areas, as much as 14 feet. >> we're looking pretty good here. >> to help save the aquifer, leon teaches the new high-tech system. underground probes measures soil. >> it will spike up. >> reporter: so he only waters where it's needed. >> right now, we're watering crops like this corn, with half as much water as we're used to. >> reporter: sprinklers are now closer to the ground, so there's less evaporation. we used to
by eyewitness news at 11:00. >>> and this photo at a texas rangers game is worth a thousand words. see the guy in the background? that's all-star outfielder josh hamilton, jumping in with three girls. taking a photo by the dugout. the picture has gone viral. received at least 25,000 likes on the texas rangers' facebook page. >> okay. and those girls will treasure that photo. that's it for us tonight. back at 11:00. i'm denise koch. >> thanks for watching wjz, maryland's news station. don't go away. much more ahead on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. wild storms, raising wildfires and record heat. and what scientists say is behind this year's weather phenomenons. and we invite to you come back here and join us for eyewitness news at 11:00. because we'll have much more on the storms that affected our area and the power outages and the storms that bob has been telling us have been moving in our area once ,, >> pelley: tonight, 2,000 records broken. new high temperatures are marked this week as the heat wave won't let go. why is this happening now? chip reid reports. heads roll at barclays.
into a line of cars in texas. take a look. the startling video shows the bus for disabled passengers, slamming into five parked cars on the dallas north tollway. two people are recovering in the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the driver is facing charges and is on paid administrative leave. police are investigating. >>> a hospital is putting a hold on organ transplants after a serious mistake. methodist dallas medical center, accidentally gave a patient who was not next in line, a new kidney. apparently, it was an radmin -- administrative error, by a long- time employee. more than 200 patients are on the texas hospital's kidney and pancreas transplant list. >>> in tonight's wjz healthwatch, millions of americans have used electronic cigarettes. susan mcginnis reports for wjz. the food and drug administration says they could be a hazard to your health. >> reporter: justin king enjoys a puff on his lunch break. but he's not smoking regular cigarettes anymore. he's using electronic cigarettes, which he says helped him kick his 18-year addiction. >> i wasn't feeling good. i was overw
in texas. one player tweeted, it was so loud he thought jesus was coming. he must not be living right. after a rain delay, the game went 13 innings, but the rangers beating minnesota 4-3. >>> pittsburgh floods their way to the first place in the national central division. racked up 17 hits against san francisco including three home runs. the pirates left the giants 13-2. left the break winning 10 of the last 12 games. >>> heads up. this foul ball is coming right at you. minor leaguer will myers fouled this back in the game in kansas city. as you can see, the ball completely shattered the lens. that made me duck in the studio. myers had three rbis. they won, 17-5. >>> when we come back, a character for the ages. remember oscar winning actor ernest borgnine famous for his hard nose roles on both the big and small screens. for his hard nose roles on the big and small screens. bthe big and small screens. othe big and small screens. the big and small screens. the big and small screens. i'm a marathon runner, in absolute perfect physical condition and i had a heart attack right out of the c
in business at his restaurant near austin, texas, where the water level has been dropping. >> i'm afraid it's hitting other people on the lake worse than it's hitting me but it's still necessary that we get it back up and having water in the lake will help that for sure. >> coming up new at 5:00 and 6:00; wjz talks to farmers. >>> jennifer lopez departing from american idol. more from hollywood. >> the new interview with jennifer lopez, her spectacular new world tour. >> montreal minutes before you're off stage ready to go on. what are you thinking? >> tons of adrenaline. here, we have this amazing stage and these l.e.d. screens and, you know, all these tricks on the stage and amazing entrance. >> j. lo kicked it off in canada. >> you're sweating at the end of the night! oh, yeah, for sure. well the dancing, i still probably have more dancing in my show than most. i started as a dancer and i think people expect that from me, you know? >> i saw the abs. i know what keeps you in shape. >> yeah. >> it works for you. put it that way. >> no, i love dancing, and definitely, i don't go to the gym
stretched all the way from the texas/mexico border to new england knocking out power to more than 200,000 people and grounding hundreds of flights. shocks of lightning lit up the sky over new york city as the storm sped eastward. the system did its worst damage in el myra, new york, docking down trees and power lines and shredding the roof off a nearby barn. the national weather service is looking into the possibility that a tornado touched down. in cleveland, four workers were hurt when high winds knocked around the scaffolding they were working on. they were ten stories up when the storm blew through. they were forced to smash the building's windows to get to safety. thursday's storm bore striking similarities to the one that battered the midwest and mid-atlantic late last month. >> the fast-moving storm, it was a large cold front that traveled eastward and that's what we saw earlier today. the phenomenon is called a derecho. it's pretty rare to see something like this. >> the storm ended a dry spell in northeastern ohio. in akron, the rush of water into storm sewers blew manhole co
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